This paper presents a technique of successive decomposition of a common users' activity to illustrate the problems of network interconnection. The criteria derived from this approach offer a structuring principle which is used to develop an architectural model that embeds heterogeneous subnetworks into a global network. The architectural model is proposed to be included in the network layer of the ISO Reference Model for Open Systems Interconnection (OSI/RM). The interconnection of LANs and WANs is used as an example.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the European Teleinformatics Conference|
|Place of Publication||Amsterdam|
|Number of pages||14|
|ISBN (Print)||0 444 86776 7|
|Publication status||Published - 1983|